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10:10 AM ET, April 21, 2019

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New York Times:
Blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka Said to Kill Almost 200  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A series of coordinated bombings ripped across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, striking hotels and churches, killing almost 200 people and shattering the relative calm that the war-torn nation had enjoyed in recent years.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 207  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):  —  Sri Lankan police say 207 people were killed and 450 wounded in a series of blasts in and around the country's capital.
Washington Post:
Sri Lanka explosions: At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday attack  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A series of coordinated explosions struck three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450.  —  Three people have been arrested and four are being questioned, police said.
Discussion: Althouse
Al Jazeera:   Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels
Simon Romero / New York Times:
F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico  —  [Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet.  Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.]
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Audrey McNamara / The Daily Beast:
FBI Arrests New Mexico Border Militia Leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins  —  Hopkins runs an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies.  —  The FBI has arrested a New Mexico man who allegedly illegally detained immigrants crossing the border under the guise of working for the United States Border Patrol.
Discussion: The Guardian, Splinter and The Root
CNN:
A member of an armed group detaining migrants at the border has been arrested by the FBI  —  (CNN)The FBI has arrested a member of an armed militia that had detained hundreds of migrants at the border this week, the New Mexico attorney general's office said Saturday.
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Rep. Duncan Hunter Faked a Border Wall Crossing on Facebook
Discussion: Mother Jones and NBC News
Laurence Tribe / USA Today:
I've warned that impeachment talk is dangerous, but the time has come  —  The consequential decision to impeach should not be made lightly.  But Mueller's damning report is an invitation that Congress shouldn't refuse.  —  CONNECT  —  Despite Attorney General William Barr's assurances …
ABC News:
Congressional Dems may ‘take up impeachment’ in wake of Mueller report: Adam Schiff  —  Rep. Adam Schiff addressed the issue of impeachment on “This Week.”  —  Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday congressional Democrats may take up impeachment in the wake of the special counsel report …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump lashes out at Romney  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday ridiculed Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for his loss to former President Barack Obama in the 2012 election — one day after Romney said he was “sickened” by Trump's actions as detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Discussion: IJR, RedState, twitchy.com and Breitbart
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CNN:
What we learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months  —  (CNN)Editor's Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team's work.
Marty Lederman / Just Security:
A Brief Aside on the Inexplicable May 2017 Rosenstein Memo About Comey  —  This is hardly the most important thing about the Mueller Report, but I thought it might be worthy of a short note, if only to fill out the historical record.  —  Back on May 9, 2017, when President Trump removed FBI …
BuzzFeed News:
A Top Adviser To Beto O'Rourke Has Left His Presidential Campaign  —  Becky Bond has left O'Rourke's fledgling presidential campaign, an O'Rourke spokesperson confirmed.  Her deputy, Zack Malitz, has also departed.  —  A top adviser to Beto O'Rourke, Becky Bond, has split with his campaign, an O'Rourke spokesperson confirmed.
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
This Is The Part Of ‘Medicare For All’ That You Never Hear About  —  Bernie Sanders and allies want to squeeze hospitals, which is very necessary — and very difficult.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his allies talk a lot about how “Medicare for All” would take back money from insurers …
Andy Borowitz / New Yorker:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Accuses Media of Anti-Liar Bias  —  WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Reacting to the journalist April Ryan's call for her to be fired, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said, on Friday, that she has been the victim of the media's “widespread anti-liar bias.”
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